Dr Nouf Alnumair attended University College London (UCL) for both her PhD and MSc, she also studied at Birkbeck, University of London.
Dr Nouf majored in Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics and was one of the first Saudis to do so. Upon discovering that there were no universities offering such courses locally, she looked into the UK as she was familiar with its impressive international reputation and encouragement of students to push boundaries.
She worked as a Teaching Asssistant and demonstrator for a variety of modules during her studies in UCL, which allowed her the opportunity to learn time management, supervise undergraduate students, and build her experience. In 2014, she went on to continue her post-doctoral research on Cardiac disease and in the same year was honoured by the Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom during a celebration of outstanding students’ science achievements.
Currently Dr Nouf is employed by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC), where she has worked in numerous projects, and as a PI (Principle Investigator) of the Saudi Bleeding Disorder Database, a leading initiative to better understand the characterization of the clinical and molecular of Hereditary Bleeding Disorder, an increasing disorder that can be very costly to patients.
As an Assistant Professor at AlFaisal University, College of Medicine, she hopes to inspire a new generation and is currently proposing to introduce Bioinformatics and Computational Biology to undergraduate students.
Dr Nouf Alnumair, the Social Impact Award Winner 2018.